Streaming entertainment is all the rage, so it would only make sense to find a player that at the very least serves its purpose but does far more to fit the bill as the best option in this category.
What makes things difficult for consumers are the major players in this marketplace, not because they're not competent but rather they're all worthwhile competitors and choices for customers.
For the money, Google Chromecast would easily trump the rest of the field with a price point of less than $40, a one time fee for the device that plugs directly into your smart television. Google Chromecast allows you to stream Netflix, You Tube and other applications directly from your tablet or smart phone.
The only downside to Google Chromecast is the application selection is sparse. You'd hope that Google Chromecast would begin positioning itself in a better light and start getting more apps, which is its major shortcoming.
Leading the pack is a toss up between Apple TV and Roku, with the edge going to the latter in this showdown. Apple, of course, comes with all the branding and boasting that most electronic products receive when they carry that particular name.
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